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Latest Bullsnake Stories

2008-08-12 15:34:14

A Canadian graduate student is exploring why rattlesnakes in southeastern Alberta slither onto, and often die, on the asphalt blacktop of the regions roads. Adam Martinson, a University of Calgary student working on a Masters degree, has come to Dinosaur Provincial Park, listed as a United Nations World Heritage site, to further study this odd phenomenon. "Road mortality is a significant factor of influencing snake populations around the world," Martinson said. "In southern Alberta it's...

2005-06-13 21:07:31

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- It may not matter to people who hate snakes, but researchers at Washington University have discovered that rattlers are adaptable and have some interesting habits. For example, they swim and climb trees. Some males go more than six miles a year to look for mates. One snake caught rainwater in its funnel-shaped coil and drank from its own cup. The researchers, who have tracked 28 venoumous pit vipers for six years, also found that the snakes seem to prefer habitat "edges"...

Latest Bullsnake Reference Libraries

2007-02-18 15:44:18

The Bull Snake, Pituophis catenifer sayi, is a species of non-venomous colubrid snake found mostly in the central United States. It can be found in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Montana. It ranges as far north as the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, and as far south as the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Bull snakes are large snakes that grow up to 7...

2007-01-10 10:49:04

The Hopi Rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis nuntius, is a species of venomous rattlesnake native mainly to the desert plateau of the northeastern area of Arizona, but also ranges into northwestern New Mexico. Named for the Native American Hopi tribe, which inhabits this region, the Hopi rattlesnake is a subspecies of the Western Rattlesnake. Their range overlaps and some interbreeding is believed to occur. The Hopi rattlesnake is typically a small snake, not growing much beyond 2 feet in...

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